Fairy folk tales of the Maori – Book by James Cowan

Loving this old gem I dug out of an old South Island second hand bookstore while on a recent roadtrip. I’ve always been fascinated in Maori folklore and handed down true – life histories; especially when it involves mysterious creatures and ghosts. This book, written by the then Wellington based historian, James Cowan satisfies my… Continue reading Fairy folk tales of the Maori – Book by James Cowan

Getting Hairy with Rex Gilroy

Rex Gilroy, Director of the Australian Yowie Research Centre, Katoomba, NSW studying the Wadbilliga Dryopithecine fossil footprint. It is yet one more piece of evidence of an Australian primate presence in Pleistocene times and earlier. Photo copyright © Rex Gilroy 2013

I first heard about Rex Gilroy as a child. Perhaps about 1980, or thereabouts. I was a budding young cryptozoologist / paranormal researcher that would spend my time reading up every book or article I could find on the subjects. I also collected newspaper clippings. In my collection I have clippings that mention Rex Gilroy.… Continue reading Getting Hairy with Rex Gilroy

In the Beginning… A history of New Zealand’s UFO activity

Historically, most of the Northern Hemisphere holds the attention of many when it comes to paranormal activity, UFO’s, Cryptozoology and strange phenomena. What I hope to bring forth in these articles is the often not heard of Phenomena that is just as prevalent in the Southern Hemisphere. As an Independent UFO Investigator myself I will… Continue reading In the Beginning… A history of New Zealand’s UFO activity

New Zealand South Island Panther

Does a group of Large Mysterious Cats roam the wilds of Canterbury? A relatively unknown New Zealand cryptid is the South Island Panther. Sightings of these cats are confined mainly to the Canterbury area and have led to the suspicion that the animal or animals are escapees from a private collection. Sightings began in 1996… Continue reading New Zealand South Island Panther

Is the Yowie a form of Marsupial Ape?

The Yowie is an Australian Hominid that is closely related to the New Zealand Moehau. With convergent evolution could this creature be the Marsupial Equivalent of the Hominids that once roamed Africa. Recently on my favourite site for crypto information – Cryptomundo.com Loren Coleman asked “What is the Yowie” After some consideration on the matter and… Continue reading Is the Yowie a form of Marsupial Ape?

The Moa

Moa were large, flightless birds that lived in New Zealand until about 500 years ago. There were 10 species of these extinct birds. They belong to the ratite group of birds, in the order Dinornithiformes, which also includes ostriches, emus and kiwi. Moa were hunted to extinction by Māori, who found them easy targets. Their… Continue reading The Moa

Moehau Man – New Zealand’s Bigfoot

The Moehau Man There are legends and stories of huge bushmen that abound around the world. In North America there is the Sasquatch or Big Foot, Asia has the Yeti, and Australia the Yowie. And while they are geographically separated, in some case by vast distances and oceans, their descriptions are always somewhat similar. New… Continue reading Moehau Man – New Zealand’s Bigfoot

Where have all the cryptids gone?

If we look back on the history of Cryptid sightings, the further back we go the more frequent the sightings seem to be. It seems once an area is colonised sightings appear, instead of as one would expect to increase, to decline sharply. Is it because these creatures seek retreats further apart from the colonised… Continue reading Where have all the cryptids gone?

Hunting mythical creatures

Big cats, `extinct’ songbirds, moa, native otters there’s a zoo-ful of shy and mysterious creatures roaming the countryside if New Zealand’s cryptozoologists are to be believed. Are they just chasing dreams or is the truth out there? Kim Knight reports.   It was a dark and stormy night. OK, says Vicki Hyde, president of the New… Continue reading Hunting mythical creatures

Death of a legend: NZ’s Moehau

It has often been mentioned there are no bodies, that one conclusive tangible piece of evidence, ever found of hominid cryptids. Why? Here in New Zealand, as would be the situation with our Moehau – New Zealand’s Bigfoot, once something dies in the bush it is very quickly adsorbed into the ecosystem and little to… Continue reading Death of a legend: NZ’s Moehau